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Mayor Purzycki's Chief of Staff to Go "Over the Edge" for Delaware Special Olympics

Post Date:05/08/2019 5:00 PM

 Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, who has been known to push his Chief of Staff Tanya Washington to her limits as she manages the daily affairs of City government, is pleased to announce that Tanya is going “over the edge” tomorrow morning, but for a very good cause. Tanya will rappel 17 stories down the TD Bank Building at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday as part of a fundraiser to support the Delaware Special Olympics. Tanya will be joining scores of other brave souls on Thursday, and Wilmington is pleased to support this effort by sharing the following news release.

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More than 90 ‘edgers’ to rappel 17 stories ‘Over the Edge’
as part of unique fundraiser
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 8:50 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 300 Delaware Avenue building, Wilmington
WILMINGTON — Over the Edge, sponsored by TD Bank, Brandywine Realty Trust and New Castle County Fire Service, is the state’s only rappelling fundraising event of its kind.
On Thursday, May 9, more than 90 people from across the state will rappel 17 stories (222 feet) down the 300 Delaware Avenue building in Wilmington, beginning at 8:50 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.
Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $1,100 in order to participate. “Edgers” are supporters of Special Olympics Delaware who either play a role in the organization or are related to, or friends with, someone who cares about the cause. The event is streamed live on the Special Olympics Delaware YouTube channel. In its eight-year history, more than one million dollars has been raised for Special Olympics Delaware.
“This is one of those unique events we do that has just seemed to capture the interest of our community,” said Ann Grunert, executive director of Special Olympics Delaware. “While we know the thrill is part of the attraction, we are also told by many that their inspiration to take on such a daring feat comes from our athletes themselves, who inspire us every single day.”  
For more information on the event, visit the Special Olympics Delaware Over the Edge website at For more information on the Over the Edge company, including video coverage of a recent event, visit


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Jon Buzby, director of media relations

Office: (302) 831-3484; Cell: (302) 740-1033




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